1300–50; Middle English sachel < Old French < Latin saccellus, double diminutive of saccus sack1; see -elle

satcheled, adjective
unsatcheled, adjective Unabridged


Leroy Robert ("Satchel") 1906–82, U.S. baseball player. Unabridged
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satchel (ˈsætʃəl)
a rectangular bag, usually made of leather or cloth and provided with a shoulder strap, used for carrying books, esp school books
[C14: from Old French sachel a little bag, from Late Latin saccellus, from Latin saccussack1]

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"small bag," mid-14c., from O.Fr. sachel, from L.L. saccellum "money bag, purse," dim. of L. sacculus, dim. of saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)).
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Example sentences
Satchel slid closer to her and kept stroking her fingers as though he had all the time in the world.
Unloading a big floppy satchel and laying his crutches on the floor, he shrugs, pulls off his jacket and takes a seat.
By opening his satchel and fiddling with its contents, he made some discoveries.
They died in there from flamethrower attacks, satchel-charge explosions, and suffocation.
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